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The Social Costs of Inadequate Contraception

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 March 2009

Jacqueline D. Koenig
Affiliation:
Princeton University
Michael J. Strauss
Affiliation:
Corning HTA
Joan Henneberry
Affiliation:
Colorado Department of Health
T. George Wilson
Affiliation:
California Department of Health Services

Abstract

This study examines, on a per-case basis, the social costs associated with contraceptive failures and resulting term pregnancies. To combat unintended pregnancy and escalating health care costs, the public sector needs to provide greater access to highly effective methods of contraception.

Type
General Essays
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1996

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